British Midland flights arrive at Leeds Bradford International Airport (tel. 01132/509696; www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk), a 50-minute flight from London's Heathrow Airport. For schedules and fares, call the airline at tel. 0870/607-0555 (www.flybmi.com). Connecting buses at the airport take you east and the rest of the distance to York.
From London's Kings Cross Station, York-bound trains leave every 30 minutes. The trip takes 2 hours. For information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Four National Express buses depart daily from London's Victoria Coach Station for the 4 1/2-hour trip to York. For schedules and information, call tel. 0870/580-8080 or visit www.nationalexpress.com.
If you're driving from London, head north on the M1, cutting northeast below Leeds at the junction with the A64, heading east to York.
The Tourist Information Centre at De Grey Rooms, Exhibition Square (tel. 01904/550099; www.york-tourism.co.uk), is open in winter Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm; summer hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Another Tourist Information Centre at the railway station has the same hours.